Can You Identify These Junk Food Logos When the Names Are Missing?

Amanda Monell

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About This Quiz

Some of us have been there more than others. It's the middle of a hellacious workweek. You've got a massive project due at the end of the week with no help from teammates whatsoever; your daily responsibilities are falling to the wayside, and it seems like no one is willing to cut you slack when it comes to almost anything. Taking a lunch break is not an option.  For the few of us who have strong willpower, that could mean munching veggie sticks and making sure to keep some healthy sustenance around you during this time. For the rest of us, we're off to shop for our meals at the vending machine.

More recently, companies have started to populate healthier choices inside their vending machines, including nuts, fruit snacks, and whole grain chips. But let's get real, when we come up to that glowing box full of salty and sugary goodness, the last thing we're going to buy is a sleeve of peanuts, especially with a bunch of cookies staring you down for the same price.  

So with all that said, do you think you could recognize your favorite snacks without their logos? Grab some munchies and take this quiz to find out!

This Mars Wrigley candy bar was created in the 1930s and was actually named after Frank Mars' favorite horse. Which one is it?

Craving a Snickers? Luckily, Mars Wrigley and 7-Eleven understand your pain. In 2017, the two companies created the Hungerithm, an algorithm that monitors how hangry internet chatter is. If the Hungerithm is at a high level, it will issue a $1.08 coupon off of a Snickers, making it easy to deal with your cravings.

What chocolate takes its name from a white bird?

If you're looking for a pick-me-up in chocolate form, pick up a bag of Dove Promises. These chocolate nuggets are crafted with different fillings and a bonus. Each wrapper has a motivational saying on it.

Which candy bar takes its name from a book series written by Alexandre Dumas?

When it comes to snacking, many dieters tend to eat 3 Musketeers when they get hit with that craving. Why? It has 45 percent less sugar than many of the leading chocolate bar brands, making it slightly healthier, however with a 240 calorie count and very little nutritional value, the empty calories do little to stave off the hunger.

What candy bar's name is also a constellation?

While many believe that the Milky Way candy bar is named after the constellation, that is not the case. In the 1920s, when the Milky Way first hit the streets, it was marketed to mimic the taste of a malted milkshake, which was a popular drink at the time.

In 2017, this candy bar started the debate on whether you were on the right or left side of the Mars factory. Which one was it?

After you've deSided what side of the Twix factory you favored, you could show your pride by buying one of their specially marked products: a banner was placed on both sides of wrappers of Twix bars. They would tell the consumers that they purchased two right or two left bars.

Which rainbow-colored chocolate candies have mascots Red, Yellow, Blue, and Green?

In 1995, it was decided to retire tan, one of the shell colors that had been around since 1949. Ironically, the tan M&M was a replacement color as well: it had replaced violet in 1995. What replaced tan? Blue.

Which of these snacks is a cheese-filled cracker or pretzel?

Created in the late 1970s, Combos have created some memorable flavors, including pizzeria pretzel, seven layer dip, and buffalo blue cheese. These snacks have a department dedicated to creating some of the flavors we love: engineering associates.

Which of these brands of jerky comes in Smokehouse, Spicy Chili & Garlic, and Memphis Style BBQ?

During the late 1990s, one of the most influential wrestlers from the WCW and WWF, Randy Savage, became the spokesperson for Slim Jim. With his colorful personality and smoky voice, he encouraged everyone to snap into a Slim Jim.

Which candy encourages you to "Taste the Rainbow"?

In 2013, lime-flavored Skittles were replaced with green apple. Many consumers felt that this was an unnecessary change. In fact, there have been petitions signed to bring back the lime flavor.

Which onion-shaped crisp sounds like a blast to eat?

Made to taste like onion rings, Funyuns market themselves as an alternative to a potato chip. With only a hint of onion, Funyuns may only give you mildly bad breath, so with a breath mint, your coworkers can survive the afternoon.

What chip uses a cylinder-shaped container to promote a less greasy eating experience?

If you're looking for an alternative flavor to your chip, Pringles is your answer. With 14 different flavors, there's probably a Pringle out there for every type of craving.

Which tortilla chip partnered with Taco Bell by making shells in their famous flavors?

Did you know that there are almost 20 different flavors of Doritos? Whether you want to have a subtle flavor like the one found in Cool Ranch Doritos or maybe give your meal a little punch with Flamas Doritos, we're certain you can find your favorite flavor.

Which corn chip made its debut in the 1950s?

In addition to being a side to a childhood lunch, Fritos were also incorporated into pies. Frito pies use the chips for a crust, with onions, browned beef, cheese and beans to make a simple meal.

Which Frito-Lay brand introduced Chester Cheetah as its mascot?

Chester wasn't always the mascot for our favorite cheese curls: before Chester came along a mouse named Cheesy Rider spoke about Cheetos. Cheesy Rider first appeared in the early 1970s, and was most known for his motorcycle riding parody of "Easy Rider."

Which munchie is mentioned in the song, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"?

Before 2016, when a consumer purchased a bag or box of Cracker Jack, they were in for two treats: first the sweet caramel goodness of the popcorn and peanuts, and second, the prize inside. When the product was revamped, a QR code was put inside in lieu of the prizes everyone has loved for over a century. Fans weren't pleased.

Which of these potato chips are known for their ridges?

If you're looking for a potato chip to stand up to the thickest of dips, look no further than Ruffles. These hearty chips come in original flavor as well as Cheddar & Sour Cream and Flamin' Hot.

Which light and crispy potato chip from Frito-Lay has been around for 75 years?

Not only do Lay's potato chips come in seven different flavors, they have also expanded into various styles. With Lay's Wavy, Lay's Stax, and Lay's Poppables, we're sure you'll find your way to Lay.

Can't decide what to nibble on? What does Frito-Lay call their brand of mixed chips and pretzels?

If you're having a party and have no idea what your guests will nibble on, grab a bag of Munchies! With Rold Gold pretzels, Doritos, Cheetos, and SUNCHIPS, Munchies mixes everything for you and helps eliminate one spot on your table.

What cookies would you eat if you wanted to eat something from one of your parent's mothers?

Usually hanging out in vending machines, Grandma's Cookies come in various shapes and sizes. For those who like sandwich cookies, there are sleeves of vanilla and peanut butter treats. For those who like mini-cookies, chocolate chip and vanilla sandwich cookies can help curb the craving, and for those who like bigger cookies, chocolate chip brownie, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter flavors can take on any size hunger.

Which sandwich cookie is made by the Keebler Elves?

Ever wonder what the E.L. in E.L. Fudge cookie stands for? It isn't someone's name; it's rather simple: Everybody Loves Fudge. These cookies were introduced in the 1980s to help give cookie lovers an alternative to Oreos when it came to sandwich cookies.

Which chocolate chip cookie brand had both chewy and original varieties?

When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, there seems to be a debate. Do you eat them when they're still toasty warm and wash the cookie down with milk? Or do you eat them when they've cooled down and use the milk to dip them in? Nabisco dealt with this cookie conundrum by making two types of Chips Ahoy! cookies.

Which chocolate sandwich cookie has been around since the 1900s and is perfect with milk?

Even though Oreos are great as a standalone munchie, these treats can be used in other recipes as well. Many pies are made with crushed Oreo crusts, they are mixed into ice creams, and for the bravest of the brave, you could also try a deep-fried Oreo, where a batter coating helps create a unique taste treat you won't forget.

Which cream-filled cake is known for its long shelf life?

Many urban legends place the lifespan of a Twinkie at more than a year. In reality, a typical Twinkie's shelf life is about 20 days. Why the long shelf life? Twinkies don't have any dairy products in them, and they have preservatives, which keeps the cakes fresher longer.

Which Hostess snack cake's name is also the sound a doorbell makes when rung?

Every Hostess snack cake has its own mascot. With the Twinkies, there's Twinkie the Kid. In the land of Ding Dongs, the Land of Chocolate is ruled over by none other than King Ding Dong.

Which Hostess snack cake took its name from a word meaning a witty remark?

While many of the Hostess snack cake family usually sticks with one flavor, Zingers have been known to have many different flavors, including the traditional chocolate and vanilla. But they have also have been known to show up in raspberry, butterscotch and sea salt caramel flavors.

If you were to leave Santa Claus a treat of Hostess snack cakes, which one would you choose to leave him?

If you were ever worried about dangerous foes stealing your precious Ho Hos snack cake, have no fear! Hostess has you covered: Happy Ho Ho is not only the mascot for Ho Hos snack cakes but with his bow and quiver, he can shoot anyone who comes close to your Ho Hos.

Which Hostess snack cake has a riverboat captain as its mascot?

Twinkie the Kid has to be one of the hardest-working mascots in the Hostess family. When he's not helping Happy Ho Ho thwart theft, he's busy helping Captain Cupcake with one of his nautical adventures that went awry.

Which Little Debbie cookie has crisped rice and caramel?

Just in case the super soft cookie and the caramel and crisped rice coating isn't enough, Little Debbie did one last thing with their Star Crunch: they coated it with chocolate to make it easier to eat. With its rich and filling taste, along with its affordable pricing, we're betting that a Star Crunch may have been in your lunch as a kid or you knew someone who had a Star Crunch for their dessert.

Which treat was created in the late 1910s at the request of a Kentucky miner?

After getting a request for a snack the size of the moon, Earl Mitchell, a traveling salesman, reported to a bakery, where the MoonPie was born. They were compact and fit inside of a miner's lunchbox, which made them a perfect pick-me-up in the middle of a long day.

What lollipop has a gum-filled center?

One perk of eating a Charms Blow Pop is that you get two treats in one! First is the hard candy, which has bold flavors like Sour Apple and Blue Razz Berry as well as the standard grape and cherry. Then you get the soft gum in the center, which when chewed, has an extra sweet flavor thanks to its lollipop shell.

Which candy is named after a dance?

Coming in three different flavors, strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla, the Charleston Chew bar was made by the Fox-Cross Candy Company in 1922. Charleston Chews were one of the first candies that marketed the use of the freezer: many consumers would freeze the bar, smash it on the counter, then eat the smaller pieces.

Which of these fishy crackers is made by Pepperidge Farms?

Because they are so small and easy to carry, Goldfish are usually one of the first junk foods that toddlers meet. While they aren't as bad as some of the other foods on this quiz, if you eat a lot of them at once, you could end up with a bit of a stomach ache.

Which corn snack takes its name from a horn used in the military?

Did you know that Bugles are more than 50 years old? In 1964, General Mills threw its hat into the snacking industry with three entries: Bugles, Daisies, and Whistles. The latter two fell by the wayside, however, people the world over can't get enough of Bugles!

What candy came from the Young & Smylie Confectionery Company?

In addition to the classic strawberry flavor, Twizzlers are now available in Hershey Chocolate, Cherry, and Rainbow. If that isn't enough, you can get them in stuffed, bite, or Pull 'n' Peel varieties, so you're never without a way to have a Twizzlers.

Which candy celebrates the marriage of chocolate and peanut butter?

If there is one thing that everyone can agree on, it's that Reese's Peanut Butter Cups come in many different sizes and depending on the time of year, the standard cup shape gets a little competition​. For Halloween, Reese's usually releases a pumpkin-shaped cup and Christmas brings a tree-shaped peanut butter cup.

Which hard candy has Sour Apple, Watermelon, and Grape as its original flavors?

Because of their bold flavors, Jolly Ranchers have been able to expand into other markets, including the seasonal candy market. This comes as a blessing to those of us who don't like peppermint candies: Jolly Ranchers has fruity flavored candy canes so everyone can enjoy them during Christmas.

Which candy is known for its silver foil wrapper?

How did the Hershey's Kiss get its name? A popular theory is that the name came from the noise and method that the machines made when distributing chocolate onto the conveyor belt. Hershey has never denied this fact, so perhaps it is true?

Which candy bar comes in a Big Kat variety?

If you are looking for some unique flavors of Kit Kat, check out the Japanese markets. With flavors like strawberry cheesecake, wasabi, and lemon, Hershey has made sure that every craving can be addressed with the break of a Kit Kat stick.

Which of these kettle chips was created in 1988?

What's the difference between a kettle chip and a regular potato chip? Regular potato chips are fried continuously on a conveyor belt, whereas kettle chips are fried in batches. This method helps give kettle chips their unique taste.

Even though there's a lot of sweet in this candy bar, it also has just enough savory to pack a one-two punch to your cravings. Which one is it?

When it came to finding a new name for their candy bar, Hershey's kept it simple. Take5 has five ingredients in it (pretzels, caramel, peanuts, peanut butter and chocolate) and when you take the five ingredients and mix them together, you get the Take5 bar. Sounds easy, right?

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